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The Mimslyn Inn
401 West Main Street, Luray, VA 22835   |  
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40% off room rate
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Luray
virginia
1 review
“Enjoyable Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

The hotel's Solarium was a very pleasant venue for our meeting.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

The Mimslyn Inn is a recently-restored historic hotel, bursting with charm, lovely touches, and a quietly friendly and attentive staff. The hotel is spotless and the atmosphere is low-key. The main restaurant, Circa 31, may be the best feature and is worth the trip alone. The Mimslyn sits on the edge of a quaint small town in the Shenandoah Valley, near Luray Caverns. This was our second visit.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sterling, VA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

We recently spent a night at the Mimslyn Inn as a surprise weekend getaway that I planned for my husband's birthday. We had never been to Luray before and didn't know what to expect. The town has a little bit of charm but is otherwise very sleepy. While it was too rainy and foggy to enjoy the nearby Skyline Drive as we had planned, we did have a great time at the Caverns.

The staff and service at the Inn was superb. They really went out of their way to be friendly and of service. I had reserved a suite because the description of the smaller rooms led me to believe that they were VERY small and the suite was very comfortable. The bathroom was large and spacious, the fireplace (although not a real wood-burning fireplace) was cute and the bed was very comfortable. Our room, however, was on the first floor about 20 feet from the lobby, which we found a little odd.

We ate dinner at the Speakeasy because there was a Civil War re-enactment event going on the main dining room. I had previously made dinner reservations for us in the dining room (Circa 1930) but when we saw all the activity, we decided to eat at the Speakeasy instead - and we were pleased with that decision. The front desk staff had no problem cancelling our reservation. The bartender was a gem, as was the rest of the staff there. The food was OK, really nothing to write home about, but it was still a very enjoyable evening. We never ate at Circa but judging by the food at the Speakeasy, we're not sure it would be worth the money?? Hopefully it is.

We'd visit the Mimslyn Inn again if we found ourselves needing to stay in the area. There was not a whole lot to do in the town of Luray but perhaps in the fall we'd come back to try the Skyline Drive and some hiking. The Mimslyn seemed to be BY FAR the nicest place in town. It was enjoyable to meet some of the locals around town though - they all seemed to LOVE where they lived, which is not something we're used to hearing as we live in northern VA. One local man even described living in Luray as "heaven on earth." I don't know if I'd go that far but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2009

Booked this hotel after a horrible experience at the Best Western across the street. So glad we ended up at the Mimslyn - it is just beautiful. The staff members were all so friendly and helpful. The food in the Speakeasy was very good. The beds were incredibly comfortable. We had a massive room with two queen beds, big couch, etc. It was all just beautiful.

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Mount Jackson
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2009

My fiance and I are locals and have been to dine in at this Hotel a few times. The food is to die for and the Kitchen Chef "Chris" delivers perfect dishes with art. After dining a few times my fiance and I decided to make the big jump and investing into the hotel by having our wedding there. The rooms are soothing and very elegent. The hotel its self is quite and respectful and stff so willing to help. Jim Sims the General Manager there is incredible with his hospatality and caring to us and other guest as we have observed. We ended up booking our wedding there and was so impressed with the services that Jim (GM) provided and Betty (Director of sales and Catering) that we would recommend this Historical Hotel to every soon to be, Bride and Groom that we may encounter. Overall, this place is the place to have a home away from home.

Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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washington dc
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

The pictures are elegant -- the price is in the elegant range but the hotel was mediocre -- furnishings were not elegant when you saw them up close. To me it was a $100 room with a $200 price tag. Also I booked a $175 room, confirmed that at check in and then when we checked out they tried to charge us for the $230 room with a 10% discount. They did correct it when we called them on it, but it left a bad taste in my mouth -- like the cheap furnishings --it looks better in pictures. Of course the other options in town looked like cheap motels.

  • Liked — whirlpool bath
  • Disliked — cheap decorations and furnishings for high price
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, VA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

After a bad expereince at a local b&b we had to check into a local hotel- we called the Mimslyn and they quoted a price but asked a follow up question - which in turn we answered with the reason of looking for a hotel last minute (as we were checking out of our current location) - the woman on the phone then gave us a better price and we were able to check in within 20 minutes! The staff and hotel itself was very accomodating, nicely furnished, friendly! The Speakeasy restaurant downstairs was a great dinner place and nice bar with live music! Unfortunatly we didnt have time to eat at the formal restaurant upstairs Check out was at 12pm the next day and was a BREEZE!
If in the area we would stay again!!!!

  • Liked — very accomodating!
  • Disliked — Nothing! Great Experience!!!!
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 401 West Main Street, Luray, VA 22835
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Location: United States > Virginia > Luray
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Luray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 45
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